Nutrition, Sports & Exercise Genomics
Which diet suits us best,
how our body absorbs vitamins,
in which sport we are predisposed
towards high performance
Individuals who followed a diet based on their DNA decreased their total fat intake by 6%, improved their overall diet quality by 15% and maintained these changes for longer, compared with individuals who received general diet recomendations.
Individuals who carry the T allele of the rs7903146 polymorphism have double the risk for developing metabolic syndrome (central obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension) when consuming up to the recommended amounts of saturated fats (10% of daily energy intake) in their diet.
Carriers of the T allele of the rs1801133 polymorphism experience an up to 60% reduction in folate metabolism and 20% lower serum folate compared with non-carriers.
Individuals carrying the G allele of the rs4253778 polymorphism have 65% higher likelihood for elite performance in endurance sports.
C carriers of the rs762551 polymorphism are characterised by slower caffeine metabolism compared with non-carriers of the C allele, which leads to symptoms of insomnia and stress.
Detoxification capacity & antioxidant needs
Carriers of the T allele of the polymorphism rs4880 are characterised by lower capacity to remove the harmful free radicals from their body compared with non-carriers. Sufficient antioxidant intake such as beta-carotene, lycopene and alpha-tocopherol reduce free radical accumulation in the body by 30%.
Individuals carrying the Τ allele of the rs12722 polymorphism of COL5A1 gene have a higher predisposition for Achilles tendon, knee and elbow injuries by 1.5 fold.
*Selection of the appropriate polymorphisms and the interpretation of our individual genetic profile is based on the latest scientific data. Above are some of the most representative surveys on each pilar of analysis.